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6. The D-Day Museum

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The D-Day Museum

The D-Day Museum was opened in 1984 to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of D-Day. Its centrepiece is the magnificent Overlord Embroidery commissioned by Lord Dulverton of Batsford (1915-92) as a tribute to the sacrifice and heroism of those men and women who took part in Operation Overlord.  

The Overlord Embroidery was conceived as a modern counterpart to the Bayeux Tapestry. Designed by artist Sandra Lawrence, the Embroidery took five years to complete. It measures 272 feet and is the largest work of its kind in the world. As you look at the stirring scenes, an accompanying multi-language commentary brings the events to life.

The Museum's unique and dramatic film show, which includes original, historic footage and archive film, is an equally moving experience.

D-Day Museum Address:
D-Day Museum and Overlord Embroidery
Clarence Esplanade
Southsea, PO5 3NT
England, UK

D-Day Museum Opening Times:
Open daily except 24th - 26th December
April to September 10.00 am to 5.30 pm
October to March 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Last entry 30 minutes before closing 

D-Day Museum Admission:
Adult  £6.00
Senior Citizen  £5.00
Child, Student and UB40 holders  £4.20
Two Adults and Two Children  £16.20
Adult £5.10
Senior Citizen £4.10
Child £3.40 
Educational Groups and Military Personnel £3.00 

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